Debianized Source Install
merlin at mahalo.com
Tue Feb 3 22:48:05 MSK 2009
If you have to maintain debian systems and want debianized packages that are
custom, it is really simple to customize the source package and a bit more
work to build your own from scratch.
This can be done with any debian package and you can find out a lot more
about it within the debian community and their documentation. Essentially,
all you need to know is that you can use 'apt-get source' to return the
debian source package and build with dpkg-build.
Generally you should build everything as normal users and use fakeroot. If
you want to build a completely custom debian package from any source tar.gz
(such as nginx's), you can use a program called 'dh_make'.
Google should be able to direct you to plenty of relevent documentation and
tutorials. If you need further help, try a debian community resource (and
On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 6:10 PM, James Robertson <j at mesrobertson.com> wrote:
> I am running Debian Lenny but want to use the latest stable version of
> but have it "debianized" so all the startup scripts, logrotate, conf files
> etc are in the locations that installing from a debian package would
> I have come up with the following and was wondering if anyone can see any
> problems with it.
> aptitude install build-essential libpcre3 libpcre3-dev libpcrecpp0
> aptitude install nginx # Installs version 6.32
> cd /usr/src/
> wget http://sysoev.ru/nginx/nginx-0.6.35.tar.gz
> tar zxvf nginx-0.6.35.tar.gz
> cd nginx-0.6.35
> # The following uses the same config that the debian package uses.
> ./configure --sbin-path=/usr/sbin/nginx \
> --with-http_ssl_module \
> --prefix=/etc/nginx \
> --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf \
> --user=www-data \
> --group=www-data \
> --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log \
> --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log \
> --pid-path=/var/run/nginx.pid \
> --http-client-body-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/body \
> --http-proxy-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/proxy \
> mv /usr/sbin/nginx /usr/sbin/nginx.debian
> mv objs/nginx /usr/sbin/
> /etc/init.d/nginx restart
> aptitude hold nginx
> Basically it just replaces the nginx binary with the updated version and
> the default debian configuration to operate from. It seems to run OK.
> When updated versions are released I just run the ./configure and make and
> replace the nginx binary.
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